Luna Experience set to benefit vegie growers

Aug. 15, 2023 | 3 min read
Tomato, capsicum, cucurbit and bulb vegetable growers are now set to benefit from a new effective fungicide option following new registrations for Bayer Crop Science’s Luna Experience.

GPA visits Nufarm facility

Aug. 15, 2023 | 1 min read
Last month GPA Members gathered in Melbourne for the 2023 AGM and GPA Policy Council meeting.

New fungicide provides flexibility in brassicas

Aug. 14, 2023 | 3 min read
Using the right fungicide is a critical decision along the northwest coast of Tasmania, because the wet weather that can sweep through the area creates ideal disease conditions, particularly in spring.

Full toolbox approach to beat blackleg

Aug. 13, 2023 | 4 min read
Ongoing research into canola blackleg fungicide resistance is continuing to reinforce that growers should deploy a full combination of management tools against the disease, including avoiding fungicide applications where it is not necessary.

APVMA review “opportunity to improve”

Aug. 12, 2023 | 3 min read
A report on the APVMA authored and released last month by Clayton Utz is a genuine opportunity to further improve APVMA operations, according to CropLife Australia – the peak industry body for the plant science industry.

Unique new downy mildew fungicide for grapes

Aug. 11, 2023 | 4 min read
Widespread testing for downy mildew resistance to fungicides in grapevines has revealed varying levels of sensitivity in different regions, dialling up the pressure on existing disease management programs and the need for new fungicides.

New Verpixo Adavelt active shines in trial

Aug. 11, 2023 | 2 min read
Growers in the Lockyer Valley have joined agronomists from across Queensland and New South Wales at Elders Gatton Field Day for a powerful demonstration of Verpixo Adavelt active in the control of challenging ascomycete pathogens.

BASF tearless onions an Aussie first

Aug. 10, 2023 | 2 min read
There’s no use crying over onions any longer as Australia’s first crop of Happy Chop – Tearless Onions launched exclusively in Woolworths Supermarkets stores across NSW, Victoria and the ACT from mid-July until September (while stocks last).

Horticulture shows resilience in tough times

Aug. 10, 2023 | 3 min read
Despite the significant challenges facing growers over recent years, the vegetable sector continues to show impressive growth and resilience due to the hard work and dedication of its growers who continue to struggle with increasing costs of production and labour shortages, writes Michael Coote.

First Group 11 resistance in fungicides

Aug. 9, 2023 | 2 min read
BASF researchers have detected Australia’s first known instance of genetic mutation affecting Group 11 fungicides.

New protection for cucurbits & fruiting veg

Aug. 8, 2023 | 2 min read
After proving its value in almond, apple and macadamia orchards and vineyards, Belanty fungicide from BASF is now also registered for use in cucurbits and fruiting vegetables.

Funding helps expand Pasture Trials Network

Aug. 7, 2023 | 2 min read
The Pasture Trials Network (PTN) is going from strength to strength in 2023, according to executive officer Tony Butler who has announced a boost in funding to support the expansion of the program.

Melons chasing larger slice of Asian market

Aug. 7, 2023 | 3 min read
The peak industry body for the Australian melon industry, Melons Australia, will target opening access to emerging markets in south-east Asia as part of its strategy to grow its export share from eight per cent to 20 per cent over the next five years.

Prepare for the next El Niño with AquiMax

Aug. 6, 2023 | 3 min read
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a 70% chance of El Niño in 2023, moving out of the neutral phase. Climate model forecasts suggest significant effects on Australia's primary producers. It is time for growers to consider the impact and costs associated with irrigation water.

Sustainability issues focus of conference

Aug. 5, 2023 | 3 min read
‘Changing Your World on Sustainability, Environment and Safety’ was the topic for the Sustainability Panel at this year’s Agsafe conference.